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Where did the English Cobert family come from? What is the English Cobert family crest and coat of arms? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Cobert family history?The ancestors of the Cobert family first reached the shores of England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. Their name is derived from the Norman first name Colbert or Culbert, which arrived in England in the 11th century.
Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Culbert, Colbert, Culbertson, Colbertson, Culberts, Colberts, Coulbert, Culbart, Culbirt and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cobert research. Another 266 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1086, 1205, and 1500 are included under the topic Early Cobert History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Cobert Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Cobert family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 128 words(9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Cobert or a variant listed above: Symon Culberton, who arrived in Virginia in 1664; John Culbert who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802; followed by George and Matthew in 1811.
The Cobert Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cobert Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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